Ballari, Milagros Maria

 

 

 

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Name

Dr. Maria de los Milagros Ballari

Department

Construction Management & Engineering

Room

Horsttoren 303

Tel.

+31 (0)53 489 4836

Tel. secretary

+31 (0)53 489 4254/2670

Fax

+31 (0)53 489 2511

E-mail

M.Ballari@ctw.utwente.nl

Position

Post Doc

 

 

 

Postal address

Dr. Maria de los Milagros Ballari

University of Twente

Faculty of Engineering Technology

Department of Construction Management & Engineering

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands

Education

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (National University of Littoral, Argentina, 2008).

Diploma in Chemical Engineering (National University of Córdoba, Argentina, 2002).

Employment record

2008 – Currently Post Doc Researcher (University of Twente, The Netherlands).

2007 – 2008 Teaching Assistant: Biotechnological Processes and Operations I: Bioreactors and II: Bioseparations (National University of Littoral, Argentina).

2003 – 2008 Ph.D. Student: Mass transfer limitations in photocatalytic reactors employing titanium dioxide suspensions for water treatment (INTEC, CONICET, National University of Littoral, Argentina).

2002 – 2003 Research Fellow: Lubricant oil quality control with nuclear magnetic resonance techniques (National University of Cordoba, Argentina).

Research

Demonstration air-purifying concrete stone with titanium dioxide in Hengelo (Ov, The Netherlands). Supervised by Prof. Dr. Ir. H.J.H. Brouwers.

Teaching

Guest lecturer in Sustainable Building (graduate course).

Supervising master student (H.T.J. Overman).

Other Activities

Reviewer for journals (Chemical Engineering Journal and Journal of Environmental Management).

Execution and reporting of the air-purification performance test (ISO 22197-1:2007) of semiconducting photocatalytic materials provided by Pavimentos de Tudela SL. (PVT) (Tudela, Spain).

Awards

University of Cordoba Awards (Argentina, 2001).

Engineer Council of Cordoba Awards (Argentina, 2002).

Publications

Journals

NOx Photocatalytic Degradation Employing Concrete Pavement with Titanium Dioxide. A Kinetic Study by M. Ballari, M. Hunger, G. Hüsken, and H.J.H. Brouwers, submitted in Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2009.

Modeling and Experimental Verification of Diffusive Limitations in a Slurry Photocatalytic Reactor by M. Ballari, O. Alfano and A. Cassano, in progress, 2009.

Photocatalytic Degradation of Dichloroacetic Acid. A Kinetic Study with a Mechanistically Based Reaction Model by M. Ballari, O. Alfano and A. Cassano, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48 (4), 1847-1858, 2009.

Mass Transfer Limitations in Photocatalytic Reactors Employing Titanium Dioxide Suspensions: II. External and Internal Particle Constrains for the Reaction by M. Ballari, R. Brandi, O. Alfano and A. Cassano, Chemical Engineering Journal, 136, 242-255, 2008.

Transfer Limitations in Photocatalytic Reactors Employing Titanium Dioxide Suspensions: I. Concentration Profiles in the Bulk by M. Ballari, R. Brandi, O. Alfano and A. Cassano, Chemical Engineering Journal, 136, 50-65, 2008.

NMR Relaxometry Analysis of Lubricant Oils Degradation by M. Ballari, F. Bonetto and E. Anoardo, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 38, 3746-3750, 2005.

Conferences

Photocatalytic Concrete Stones with TiO2 for Atmospheric NOx Removal by M. Ballari, M. Hunger, G. Hüsken, and H.J.H. Brouwers, 17th IBAUSIL, Weimar, Germany, September 2009. Accepted.

Eco Concrete Stones with TiO2 for Atmospheric Decontamination by M. Ballari, M. Hunger, G. Hüsken, and H.J.H. Brouwers, Construction Material Stewardship International Conference and Annual Meeting, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2009. Accepted.

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis Applied to Concrete Pavement for Air Remediation by M. Ballari, M. Hunger, G. Hüsken, and H.J.H. Brouwers, 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2009. Accepted.

Experimental Study and Modeling of the Photocatalytic Oxidation of NO in Indoor Conditions by Q.L. Yu, H.J.H. Brouwers and M. Ballari, 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2009. Accepted.

The Effect of Various Process Conditions on the Photocatalytic Degradation of NO by G. Hüsken, M. Hunger, M. Ballari and H.J.H Brouwers, 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2009. Accepted.

Photocatalytic Degradation Ability of Cementitious Materials: A Modeling Approach by M. Hunger, H.J.H. Brouwers and M. Ballari, Microdurability 2008 Conference, Nanjing, China, October 2008.

Modeling and Experimental Validation of the Mass Transfer Limitations in a Slurry Photocatalytic Reactor by M. Ballari, R. Brandi, O. Alfano and A. Cassano, V Iberoamerican Congress of Environmental Physic and Chemistry, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2008. Poster.

Modeling and Experimental Verification of Diffusive Limitations in a Slurry Photocatalytic Reactor by M. Ballari, R. Brandi, O. Alfano and A. Cassano, IV Meeting of Environmental Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes, Cubatão, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2007.

Mass Transfer Limitations in a Slurry Photocatalytic Reactor in Liquid Phase by M. Ballari, R. Brandi, O. Alfano and A. Cassano, 4th European Meeting Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canarias, España, November 2006.

The Mass Transfer Limitation Problem in a Slurry Photocatalytic Reactor for Water Treatment by M. Ballari, R. Brandi, O. Alfano and A. Cassano, XXII Interamerican Chemical Engineering Congress, V Argentine Chemical Engineering Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2006.

Diffusion Control Regimes in a Slurry Photocatalytic Reactor for Water Treatment by M. Ballari, R. Brandi, O. Alfano and A. Cassano, XX Simpósio Ibero-Americano de Catálise, Gramado, Río Grande do Sul, Brazil, September 2006.

Mass Transfer Effects in the Performance of a Photocatalytic Slurry Reactor by M. Ballari, O. Alfano and A. Cassano, Workshop on Mathematical Modeling of Energy and Mass Transfer Processes and Applications, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, December 2005.

Study of Degradation in Lubricant Oils Using NMR Relaxometry by M. Ballari, F. Bonetto and E. Anoardo, XXVIII Encontro Nacional de Física da Materia Condensada, Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 2005.

Study of Lubricants Oils Degradation by NMR Relaxometry by M. Ballari, E. Anoardo and F. Bonetto, 88th Meeting of the Argentine Physics Association Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina, September 2003.

Proton Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry of Comercial Lubricants by M. Ballari, E. Anoardo and F. Bonetto, 3rd Conference on Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry, Turín, Italy, May 2003.

Reports

Air Quality Monitoring Protocol in Castorweg for the Demonstration Air Purifying Pavement Project in Hengelo City by M. Ballari and H.J.H. Brouwers, Department of Construction Management & Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2009.

De-NOx Demonstration: Kinetic and CSTR Modelling by M. Ballari, Department of Construction Management & Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2008.